For 3PL Executives the question is transitioning from “Where should I invest in my assets, infrastructure and capability?” towards “Are the new entrants (e.g. P2P drivers) a potential partner or forever competitor?”
What might the future of outsource partnerships look like?
- Lower dependence on the ‘one stop shop’ providers – driven by greater proliferation of participants in the eco-system
- Greater reliance on technology – to support transition form ‘one to one’ to ‘many to many’ relationships (e.g. integration with the ‘gig economy’)
- Highly dynamic with real-time interaction – often ‘on-demand’, consumption-based tapping into otherwise ‘dormant’ capacity